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Thistle

Knitting
November 2016
Aran (8 wpi) ?
17 stitches and 22 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette St
US 4 - 3.5 mm
US 6 - 4.0 mm
US 8 - 5.0 mm
313 - 460 yards (286 - 421 m)
Toddler through Adult
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TRANSLATIONS
Available in English and Russian (you will get 2 PDF files when buying the pattern)
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A cozy, quick-to-knit hat and cowl set knit in a delicate textured stitch, reminiscent of a field of a spiny thistle blooms. This close-fitting hat and cowl will keep you nice and warm. Pattern is written for either aran or sport weight yarn in a range of sizes for the whole family.

Size and Finished Measurements
HAT
Sizes XS, S, M, L
Toddler, Child S, Child M, Adult
to fit head circumference
18-19, 20, 21, 22-23” / 46-50, 51-52, 53-55, 56-58 cm

Brim circumference (aran) sport: (15½, 17½, 18¾, 20) {16, 18½, 18¾, 20} “
(39, 44, 47, 50) {40, 46, 47, 51} cm
Height (aran) sport: (7, 7½, 8½, 8½) 7¼, 7½, 8¼, 8½ “ / (18, 18.5, 21.5, 21.5) {18, 18.5, 20.5, 21} cm

COWL
Child, Adult
Circumference (lower edge): (24, 28) {24, 27½} “ / (60, 70) {60, 68.5} cm
Width: (10¾, 13¼) 10, 12¼ “ / (26.5, 33.5) {22, 28} cm

Materials
HAT
Aran weight yarn - approx. (90, 116, 130, 137) yds (82, 106, 120, 125) m
or 1 ball of Garnstudio DROPS Air (70% Alpaca, 23% Nylon, 7% Wool; 164 yd / 150 m per 50 g ball)
Sport weight yarn - approx. {100, 125, 140, 145} yds / {92, 115, 127, 132} m
or 1, 1, 2, 2 ball(s) of Fonty Urga (50% Merino, 50% Yak; 137 yds / 125 m per 50 g ball)

COWL
Aran weight yarn - approx. (223, 323) yds / (204, 278) m or 2 balls of Garnstudio DROPS Air
Sport weight yarn - approx. {215, 292} yds / {196, 266} m or 2, 3 balls of Fonty Urga
Child cowl with Size S hat shown in Pearl Grey (3)
Adult cowl with Size M hat shown in Camel Foncé (6)
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US (6 and 8) 4 and 6 / (4 and 5) 3.5 and 4 mm needles - hat: 16”/40 cm circulars and set of dpns (larger size only) or long circular for Magic Loop; cowl: 16”/40 cm circulars
If necessary, adjust needle size to obtain accurate gauge
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stitch marker, tapestry needle, crochet hook (hat only)

Gauge (worked in the round, after blocking)
Aran weight yarn - 17 sts and 22 rnds = 4”/10 cm in Stockinette st on smaller needle
18 sts and 24 rnds = 4”/10 cm in Thistle pattern on larger needle
Sport weight yarn - 21 sts and 28 rnds = 4”/10 cm in Stockinette st on smaller needle
21 sts and 30 rnds = 4”/10 cm in Thistle pattern on larger needle

Pattern Difficulty
Adventurous beginner/Intermediate

Skills Required
Long-Tail cast on, knit, purl, basic increasing and decreasing, working in the round